June 30, 2011

Pop Inspiration

These days many of us are looking for more than just design inspiration. Maybe it’s the job or the relationship…but sometimes we need a reminder of just how great we are. These wood block printed posters by englishman Anthony Burill are colorful and charming daily affirmations worthy of note. Simple honest design, simple honest message…I’m […]

June 28, 2011

Stinking Fish

I am always encouraging people to include local and First Nations Art and objects into their interiors.  I like that they make a room feel authentic and most often the piece has a story behind it / memories attached which elevate it to special status in a home. There is a great oppotunity this summer to acquire your […]

June 27, 2011

5 Things

5 Things Million Dollar Decorators Taught Me. 1. Decorating IS a service industry, but insiders try to keep this on the down low. 2. Using three names, or punctuating your name with your middle initial, is essential. 3. Sometimes boys are prettier than girls. 4. Temper Tantrums and Thunder Stealing are totally acceptable behavioural characteristics among the […]

June 24, 2011

Pizza Pot Pie

Lunch – Saturday – New Favourite? Definitely! (click image for recipe) If you don’t follow Oh Joy, you really really gotta!

June 23, 2011

Best Beasts

I love these wild touches!! (photos are the links as usual) Lion Pulls – Lee Valley Hardware Bear Bottle Opener Fox from Brass Gallery  

June 22, 2011

Temper Trap

Lately Ive been listening to music as I research my decorating projects and I realized that I am totally inspired by music, lyrics and even music videos.  I figured I could illustrate this inspiration through my blog posts and we could both listen to some great tunes and review some of my decorating and design inspirations. […]

June 22, 2011

Fun Run!

I forgot to update on my Half Marathon adventure in Ucluelet a week ago! It was really good, and while I didn’t win (ha ha that’s a good one!) I finished without injury and I had a great time! I took this photo with my iphone on the forested trail portion around the 16th Kilometre. It […]

June 21, 2011

Kind of Blue

I’ve had a challenging few weeks, but as always my decorating projects and design blogging is far far away from the madness. I’m happy here! Thought I would look at some beautiful blue today and listen to a little of the eternally cool Miles Davis. Loveseat from Chintz & Co. Pillow Fabric – Trina Turk […]

June 16, 2011


I’ve been researching kids rooms again for some upcoming projects and have found some nifty lighting options at Urban Outfitters that are cute enough to share. One catches moonlight or dreams, the other captures the sun. Charming way to keep a light on with no baby nightlights in sight! I love these circus looking letter […]

June 15, 2011

Feast of Fields

Feast of Fields – a gourmet wandering harvest festival – is FarmFolkCityFolk’s annual fundraising event. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you can taste the very best of BC from chefs, vintners, brewers, farmers, fishers, ranchers and food artisans from across the province – some think of it as a 35+ course […]

June 8, 2011

My 1st Half

In the event that you are not already aware that I am crazy…and that I have trouble saying no…. Let me inform you that these two character flaws do have consequences and have landed me in a half marathon this weekend in Tofino.  I’ve been training…sorta…and I have a very generous running buddy who doesn’t […]

June 7, 2011

Magic Carpet

OK, so my kitchen is a labour of love. I should be finished by the time company arrives in August.  I did a final coat of paint and installed the hardware on the new glass doors this weekend and bum bum bada bum…I got a rug!!!!!  The search for the right rug has been a long […]

June 6, 2011

Million Dollar Decorators

So the Canadian premier of Million Dollar Decorators was on last night, did you catch it? It’s on the “W” channel.  The premise is, of course, that they don’t work with a budget less than a cool million. I’ve blogged before about my affinity for the designs of Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kathryn Ireland and Nathan Turner […]

June 2, 2011

Chair Compare

I’m looking for chairs this week. My instructions are: Find a mid century modern style occassional chair, no bright colours. Relish: 2 @ $450 Nood: 1 @ $459 Gabriel Ross 1 @ $1940